one's nose in the air
/wˈʌnz nˈoʊz ɪnðɪ ˈɛɹ/
a type of unfriendly behavior that is meant to show that one is better than other people
swelled head
/swˈɛld hˈɛd/
a sense of high self-esteem or self-importance that one has
to put on airs
/pˌʊt ˌɑːn ˈɛɹz/
to behave in a way that makes others think one is more important or of higher status than one actually is
high horse
/hˈaɪ hˈɔːɹs/
one's arrogant and pretentious behavior that is meant to prove one's superiority over others
(as) proud as Lucifer
/æz pɹˈaʊd æz lˈuːsɪfɚ/
used to describe someone who takes too much pride or satisfaction in their achievements
ego trip
/ˈiːɡoʊ tɹˈɪp/
an action that makes one feel more important than others
(as) proud as a peacock
/æz pɹˈaʊd æz ɐ pˈiːkɑːk/
used to describe someone who has an excessively high opinion of themselves
like the cat that ate / swallowed / got the canary
/lˈaɪk ðə kˈæt ðæt ˈeɪt swˈɑːloʊd ɡɑːt ðə kənˈɛɹi/
used for saying that a person looks extremely satisfied, happy, or proud because of something they have done or achieved
to overplay one's hand
/ˌoʊvɚplˈeɪ wˈʌnz hˈænd/
to fail to achieve success by having too much confidence in one's ability or position
too big for one's britches / breeches
/tˈuː bˈɪɡ fɔːɹ wˈʌnz bɹˈɪtʃᵻz ɔːɹ bɹˈiːtʃᵻz/
behaving in a manner that highlights one's often non-existant superiority over others
stuffed shirt
/stˈʌft ʃˈɜːt/
someone who considers themselves more important than others and often behaves in a very formal and old-fashioned way
to stroke one's ego
/stɹˈoʊk wˈʌnz ˈiːɡoʊ/
to boost or satisfy one's sense of self-importance or self-esteem
to hold one's head up (high)
/hˈoʊld wˈʌnz hˈɛd ˌʌp hˈaɪ ɔːɹ/
to take pride in one's deeds or achievements
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